“The Unraveling” by Taunja Thomson

March 24, 2015

Scarlet honey hag kisses lightly
offers silver Orion
no rusting
shuts the door
on your ebony brooding:
when will you weaken
give in to madness
take her talisman?

Apples are for vision.

She is foxglove and hemlock
a patina curling
off of lunar bones
your cinnamon bane
hair of fern
fingers of grass
unraveling yarn of night
with an iron mind.

Birch is for beginnings.


Taunja ThompsonTaunja Thomson resides in Kentucky with her husband and seven cats, where she practices collage craft, terrarium creation, and water gardening. Her poetry has appeared in Lime Hawk Collective Arts Journal, Really System, Squalorly, and others. Her poem “Seahorse and Moon” was nominated for the Pushcart Award in 2005. The Cahaba River Journal will feature her work in its 2015 spring and summer editions.

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